Realization of Synchronized Movement between Caregiver and Electric Wheelchair

Kazuya Hirata, Toshiyuki Murakami, Misako Sasayama

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Abstract

A caregiver has an important role to not only help patients with high levels of disability to move around, but also be aware and manage the patient's state of health. Visual cues on the patient's expression is an especially important source of information on the patient's well-being, especially for those with high levels limitations on cue sending, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients. Thus, this paper proposes a system that enables the caregiver to control the movement of the wheelchair while waking alongside the wheelchair where they can also interact with the patient directly. The proposed approach has been validated through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2021 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728190235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 20
Event30th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2021 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2021 Jun 202021 Jun 23

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Volume2021-June

Conference

Conference30th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period21/6/2021/6/23

Keywords

  • ALS patient
  • caregiver-patient interaction
  • direction and speed control
  • Electric wheelchair
  • Human motion detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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